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Marina ‘Marie’ Squerciati – Chicago PD Actress, Everything You Need to Know About

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https://www.thewealthadvisor.com/article/wall-street-mogul-john-r-jakobson-promised-mistress-their-love-child-marina-squerciatiMarie Squerciati, full name Marina Teresa Squerciati, is an American actress who is known for her role as Officer Kim Burgess in the TV regular Chicago P.D.

The American audience today thinks that only men can play tough protagonists and especially when it comes to cops. The TV show, Chicago P.D., however, shows a different side of the United States and illustrates that Officer Kim is a young ruthless police officer that’ll do anything it takes to bring justice to those who deserve it. 

The role, of Kim Burgess, is played by none other than Marina Squerciati, and that beauty with brains is loved by everyone. 

Marina ‘Marie’ Squerciati

Marina Squerciati was born in New York City; to some, she may look like a native American, but she’s not. Marie is of Italian descent as her parents weren’t Americans. 

Marie Squerciati got her fame from playing Intelligent Unit Officer Kim Burgess in the nine seasons of the American TV show Chicago P.D

Marie Squerciati Education

Marina got her high school diploma from a local college where she lived. Her higher education, a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, is from Northwestern University which she got in 2003.

Marie Squerciati Spouse

Marina Squerciati is married to an attorney. His name is Eli Kay-Oliphant. On her Twitter account, Marina announced her pregnancy in 2017 and gave birth to a baby girl in May 2017.

Marie Squerciati Spouse
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It is said that the couple met at Northwestern University, both studying for their undergraduate degrees.

Marie Squerciati Early Acting Career in Theater

After she graduated from Northwestern University, she started pursuing different roles in theater. Her acting was so uncanny that it didn’t take much time to win the Agnes Moorehead award for performance in the off-Broadway play called Just in Time: The Judy Holliday Story.

Marie Squerciati Early Acting Career in Theater
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The play took place at the Lucille Lortel Theatre located in Manhattan, New York. She played the role of Judy Holliday in the play.

After her success in American Theater, Squerciati debuted in To Be or Not to Be, an Ernst Lubitch’s adoption, directed by Casey Nicholaw. It was also a big role for her as the director, Nicholaw, was a Tony Award winner.

After she nailed her roles on Broadway, Squerciati started acting in shows like Beauty of the Father and Manipulation. All in all, her early acting career was as successful as it could be, as she nailed every character she played.

Squerciati then shifted to music Cappella comedy and created the role of Kerri Taylor, which she played, in Perfect Harmony. 

Fun Fact: Marina Squerciati was a member of The Essentials (a Canadian Cappella group founded in London)

Marie Squerciati’s Film and Television Career

She started her film and television career in 1993 when she featured in the film, The Nutcracker (1993), directed by the American director Emile Ardolino.

It was in 2009 when Marie made her feature film debut in a 2009 romantic comedy film, It’s Complicated. After that, her film career started getting attention and she acted in the films Frances Ha and Alter Egos, in 2012. 

Her TV career started in 2009 as well, when she appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She kept appearing in the show as a guest and included other shows like Damages, The Good Wife, and Blue Bloods.

Her internet sensation started at the end of 2011 when she appeared in the 5th season of Gossip Girl – it consisted of no more than eight episodes. Marie was always obsessed with playing roles such as police, agents, and spies. In 2013, she appeared as a Soviet spy in The Americans by FX.

Marie Squerciati’s Film and Television Career
Image Source: The Americans, FX

Marie Squerciati’s Career Ladder in Chicago P.D.

Well, her biggest role to date, her role in Chicago PD was announced in August 2013. Chicago PD is a spinoff of Chicago Fire

Chicago PD premiered on the eighth of January, 2014, where Marina started her role as Officer Kim Burgess. The show ran for eight seasons – the seventh season premiered on the 25th of September, 2019. 

Her role in Chicago PD won’t be over as the show has been renewed until the 10th season by NBC. 

Marie Squerciati Filmography

Film Year Her Role
The Nutcracker 1993 Mouse
Hold 2006 N/A
It’s Complicated 2009 Melanie
Alter Egos 2012 Dr. Sara
Frances Ha 2012 Waitress
Night Moves 2013 Voice Only
Sparks 2013 Dawn
A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 Hostess
Marshall 2017 Stella
Central Park 2017 Melissa

Marie Squerciati TV Roles

TV  Year Role 
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 Betsy
The Good Wife 2010 Cheryl
Damages 2010 Anne Connel (Young)
Blue Bloods 2011 Cameron Swanson
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011-15 Kim Burgess
Gossip Girl 2011-12 Alessandra
The Americans 2013 Irina
Chicago PD 2014 – present Kim Burgess
Special Skills 2017 Marina

Is Squerciati John Jakobson’s Daughter?

Some court documents were brought up by some unknown entities claiming that John R. Jakobson (a late financier) is Marina’s real father. Do keep in mind that he is Maggie Wheeler’s (also an actress) father. It was due to some documentation and Jakobson being rich because Marina wasn’t mentioned in any of his wills.

Is Squerciati John Jakobson’s Daughter?
Image Source: NY Post

All this happened in 2019 when some documents pointed out that Jakobson was paying for Marina’s nanny and was also paying her child support. Her tuition fees, for Northwestern and Dalton, were also paid by John Jakobson.

All this evidence suggests that Marina Squerciati is the actual daughter of the late financier John R. Jakobson. 

Later, Marina admitted that she is John Jakobson’s Illegitimate daughter and fighting her case for her inheritance in his father’s belongings.

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